First Time Full Time Day College Students

First-time, full-time day college students are students applying directly from secondary school.

To be considered for admission, first-time students must submit a completed Application for Undergraduate Admission, a $40 nonrefundable application fee (fee waived for online applicants), either Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores and an official copy of their high school transcript.

Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admissions process. However, the University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on an applicant. A candidate for admission is encouraged to make a personal appointment with an admissions counselor in order to discuss admission eligibility or education plans and/or take a campus tour. Each campus arranges visits through its respective Office of Admissions.

When to File an Application

  1. The application for admission may be submitted for the fall semester, spring semester or summer sessions.
  2. The preferred filing date:
    • for fall applications is March 1
    • for spring applications is November 15
    Applications continue to be processed on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity in order to allow ample time to complete the application process.
  3. Early admission application: students with exceptional ability who have completed their junior year in secondary school may apply for early admission.

Applicants should submit transcripts from all high schools attended, SAT or ACT test scores and a recommendation from their high school guidance counselor. A personal interview with an admissions officer may be required of some applicants.

Admission Requirements

  1. A candidate must have graduated from an accredited secondary school or have received his or her General Educational Development Certificate (GED).
  2. FDU recommends that a student complete a minimum of 16 academic (college preparatory) units in high school with a distribution as follows:
    • English: 4
    • College Preparatory Mathematics: 3
    • History: 2
    • Laboratory Sciences: 2 (required), 3 (recommended)
    • Foreign Language: 2
    • Electives: 4 (3 should be academic)
    In addition to the above requirements, majors in:
    1. Science or Engineering
      • Applicants for majors in biochemistry, chemistry, engineering or mathematics should have 3 units of college preparatory mathematics (including trigonometry) and 2 units of laboratory science, chemistry and physics.
      • Applicants for majors in computer science or science should have 3 units of college preparatory mathematics (including trigonometry) and 2 units of laboratory science.
      • Applicants for majors in engineering technology should have 3 units of college preparatory mathematics (including algebra and plane geometry) and 2 units of science.
    2. Health Sciences
      • Applicants for medical technology or nursing must have I unit of chemistry in addition to biology.
      • Applicants for radiologic technology must have I unit of chemistry, I unit of biology and three years of mathematics.
  3. Entrance Examinations
    1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and
      American College Testing (ACT) Programs
      The University requires entering freshmen to submit official SAT or ACT scores. Students who have been out of secondary school for more than four years are not required to submit these scores. Contact the Office of University Admissions for more information.
    2. Advanced Placement Program (AP)
      Advanced placement credit may be granted to students who have taken AP level courses in high school and have achieved a score of 4 or higher on the respective College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Credit may also be granted to students who successfully completed college courses with a C or better grade in an accredited college while attending high school.